” Beijing-based Yue Minjun is one of the most important artists of the Chinese avant garde movement, Cynical Realism. Minjun's work is characterized by a signature laughing figure which serves as a portrait of the artist. Upon greater inspection the smiling faces contain fear, animosity, and a sense of discomfort that is a product of facing reality in contemporary times.”
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Fang Lijun, Group Two, No.2. One of the forerunners of the Chinese movement cynical realism. It's a piece I can't stop looking at. Saw it early nineties in Rotterdam and a poster of it is hanging in my home ever since.